Truck fire closes northbound lanes of Coquihalla Highway, south of Kamloops

A semi-trailer carrying a load of cherries caught fire on the Coquihalla Highway south of Kamloops, leading to the closure of the northbound lanes of the highway, which remained impassable as of 6:45 p.m. on Saturday.

Kamloops Mounties are helping Kamloops firefighters at the scene, which is just south of the Highway 1 exit to Tobiano and Savona.

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Drives coming from Merritt toward Kamloops on the Coquihalla can choose to detour via Lac Le Jeune Road.

Kamloops Fire Rescue expects the highway’s northbound lanes to re-open by about 7:30 p.m.

The southbound lanes of the Coquihalla remain open.

Below is video from the scene, posted to Twitter by Donovan Willick:

 

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